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Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children

UNICEF rated Dutch children the happiest in the world, and American kids aren’t even in the top 25. Here’s why<p>Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a jungle gym while their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. A gang of older children in tracksuits comes racing …

Get more from your Apple TV with these 7 tricks

Use Apple's black box like an expert<p>It might be hard to believe, but the Apple TV has now been with us for more than 10 years. In that time, it's gotten a lot smaller and a lot smarter—and it has a few tricks up its sleeve that you might not know about. Here are seven tips to improve your Apple TV …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

Malcolm Gladwell

Money for life: five financial myths in divorce

Relationships can be rocky and if things don't work out there is a long and bumpy road leading to divorce.<p>In this video, we debunk five financial myths that affect those ending their marriage including divorce settlements, maintenance payments and prenuptial agreements.<p>This is the latest episode in …

Retirement

The new way to tell if you’ve saved enough for retirement

The standard measure of how well-prepared people are for retirement is very close to useless.<p>This gauge is called the replacement ratio. You're supposed to save enough money to generate annual income of about 70 per cent of what you grossed in your peak working years. Some experts say 50 per cent …

Social Security: 1 Great Reason to File for Benefits at 67

Soon-to-be-retired couples all too often make a huge mistake: failing to coordinate when to file for Social Security benefits. That's a big deal because both spousal and widow(er) benefits are highly influenced by when each partner starts receiving Social Security checks in their bank account.<p>Image …

Retirement

The world couldn’t afford engineering degrees without philosophy majors

Few investments pay off better than a good college degree. But not all degrees are equal. An engineering major will probably earn more than a philosophy major. It’s also a bigger investment.<p>A new paper estimates how much it costs to educate students in different fields. The economists looked at …

College & University

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

Personal Finance

Why Won't The Atheists In Congress Admit It?

Unbelief in God is a permanent and inextirpable feature of human life: belief has never claimed one hundred percent of the population at any time in human history. And yet in a <b>new</b> Pew Research Center review, no member of the U.S. Congress purports to be an atheist. The real question is, Why don't …

Obama Signs First Anti-Persecution Legislation Protecting Atheists

Freedom of religion, as humanist groups often claim, also means freedom <i>from</i> religion. While not debated and publicized (and, frankly, griped over) as …

Religion

Apple iPad Pro Long-Term Review: Here's How I Replaced My Laptop

A bit over one year ago I published my review of the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro. At the time I said that I believed the iPad has changed my life, and that it was rapidly replacing my laptop. Because this was controversial I wanted to revisit it after living with the iPad as a serious day-to-day …

IPad Pro

Hidden Apple TV Features You Should Know

Here's how to navigate Apple TV, with some special tricks for the updated model.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Duet Display brings Apple’s Touch Bar to any iPad

I've long been a fan of Duet Display's ability to turn my five-year-old iPad into a surprisingly responsive and portable secondary display for my laptop. Now Duet is about to get just a little bit more interesting thanks to a new option that adds a Touch Bar to the bottom of the display, whether …

These tools can help you figure out when to start taking Social Security

If you’re like many people, you want Uncle Sam to tell you the best age to claim Social Security.<p>Well, that’s just not going to happen.<p>Yes, the …

8 Useful iPad Features You May Not Even Know You Have

These features are intended to make aging easier.<p>Sure you’ve semi-figured out Siri and maybe even have mastered FaceTiming with the grandkids. But Apple would like you to know that you’ve just discovered the tip of the iPad iceberg. Here are some other lesser-known features that Apple thinks will …

What You Should Know When Starting a Savings Account for Your Newborn

You’ve got the crib. The baby monitor. The stroller. The highest-rated-for-safety car seat. You’ve thought of everything for that newest member of …

Personal Finance

What Teens Need: A Guide for Parents

Building a close relationships with your adolescent may seem like the most difficult task but it is one of the most important ones.<br>Read More

Parenting

Review: Three weeks working from the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been out for a few weeks so you’ve probably seen the early reviews and know all the initial takes. The USB ports changed, the Touch Bar may be gimmicky, and some pros are feeling left out.<p>My own machine (base 15-inch with upgraded 1TB SSD) arrived three weeks …

MacBook Pro